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Mary Jane See, 83, formerly of rural Kokomo, died at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born May 2, 1934, in Howard County, to Charles and Mary Louise (Huckleberry) Lantz.
Mary Jane was a graduate of Northwestern High School in Howard County. She married Joseph See in Howard County on Feb. 28, 1954; he died Jan. 31, 1973.
She worked as a nurse's aide at Dukes Hospital, as a doctor's assistant at Grissom Air Base, as store manager at the Lord's Dress Shop and at G.C. Murphy, both in Peru, and retired from Wal-Mart in Kokomo after 18 years. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Kokomo. Mary Jane grew up and lived several years in Howard County, 28 years in Miami County, and the past three years at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
She is survived by her two sons, Craig (April Thomas) See, Fort Myers, Florida, and Michael (Jenny) See, Roann, Indiana; five grandchildren, Alison (Kalvin) Houk and Taryn (Jan Paul) Mojica, Fort Myers, Florida, Annie Hughes, Peru, Aaron (Michelle) See, Macy, and Andrew (Megan) See, Peru; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Michael (Joyce) Lantz and Steven (Lynn) Lantz, both of Kokomo; and her sister, Susan (Denny) Bailey, Texas.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her grandson-in-law, Trevor Hughes.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, Roann, with Pastor Jeff Sumner officiating. Burial will be in Chili Cemetery, Chili. Friends may call 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5810 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. The memorial guestbook for Mary may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
Published on August 3, 2017
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